I realized I was going to be grading 25 studentsâ€™ seven papers, plus four rewrites in 21 days of school. That would mean I would have over 250 papers to grade. I decided that was crazy. So I went in and got copies of other peopleâ€™s summer syllabi.
Weâ€™re now going to be doing four papers. Two research papers, about six pages, and two formal essays, two to three pages long. Weâ€™ll still have two rewrites, of the long papers. And 14 read-write journal entries. And some pop quizzes just for fun.
I had to re-do the entire syllabus after it was already printed, but it is okay. Itâ€™s done now.
And it will be Heaven for me and the students.